Re: Re: Planning Notices ~ Architectural heritage of Limerick
As cute as they are, I have to say they’re not as cute as this little number on Little Gerald Griffin Street.
A personal sized stone warehouse! You don’t see that everyday, and so what if the front leans out a bit, that just means there’s more elbow room inside on the upper floors.
Instinctively people here tend to walk on the opposite side of the street.;)
NIAH Description ~ Appraisal of 5 Little Gerald Griffin Street
End-of-terrace three-bay three-storey former warehouse, built c. 1800, with roof set behind tall parapet of cut limestone blocks. Squared limestone walls with cut limestone quoins to front and side elevations. Rendered section to the ground floor where loading entrance may have existed. Segmental-headed windows, many blocked up, with brick surrounds. Panelled timber doors with timber surrounds. Red brick chimney stack. Glazed timber modern door set into side elevation.
The survival of this former corn warehouse is important in an area that is under threat from development. The good quality stone work and the retention of some of the original timber doors adds to the architectural merit of the building.
I would say that these buildings are under a greater threat from neglect and decay than from development. The next post on Boru House underlines this neglect very much.